Status Shift and Ethnic Mobilization in the March 1956 Events in Georgia

Blauvelt, Timothy (2009) Status Shift and Ethnic Mobilization in the March 1956 Events in Georgia. Europe-Asia Studies, 61 (4). pp. 651-668. ISSN 0966-8136

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Abstract

The large-scale demonstrations that took place in Georgia in early March 1956 following Khrushchev’s criticism of Stalin at the 20th Party Congress were the first significant expressions of public protest and civil disobedience in the Soviet Union for decades, and they also bore a clearly nationalistic character. Based primarily on materials from the Georgian KGB and Party archives and interviews with former Party officials and participants of the events, this article examines potential interpretations of these events derived from elite incorporation and ethnic mobilisation theories.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JJ Caucasian Studies
D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
D History General and Old World > DI Georgian History
J Political Science > JT Political Science (Soviet Studies)
Divisions: Institutes > Institute for Modernity Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Timothy Blauvelt
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 08:05
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016 08:05
URI: http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/id/eprint/4577

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